Student Support

Student Support

There are many support services available to you to assist you through your time at UOW – the student support network can provide personalised help in a wide range of areas, from personal issues, through to academic support.

Students at the Southern Highlands campus can contact Sue Leppan for assistance in relation to disability and student support issues.

Sue is based at the Shoalhaven campus and can be contacted directly on the number below, or an appointment can be made via the Southern Highlands campus admin team.

T +61 2 4448 0888
Work Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Each Faculty has a Student Support Adviser who can help you navigate the internal Faculty and University support network, policies and procedures. They can also refer you to internal or external sources of support as needed, including counselling, disability support, legal or financial assistance - either within UOW or to external assistance as needed.

Visit the Faculty Student Support Advisers website for further information and contact details for an adviser in your Faculty.

If you need urgent advice, are facing a crisis situation or need assistance with referrals to appropriate services, call (02) 4221 4352 and speak to the Student Support Triage Specialist who will assist you.


UOW Southern Highlands Campus is fully supportive of the aims of the Respect. Now. Always. campaign and is dedicated to a continuous process of raising awareness, providing support and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its students and staff. UOW places the highest priority on providing a safe study, living and working environment. Sexual assault and sexual harassment matters are dealt with under a ‘support first’ model and individuals are encouraged to report any incident to UOW for investigation.


Contact information

Getting emergency help:
Call Triple Zero (000) to connect to the Police and/or the Ambulance in situations where life is in danger, where a crime is taking place or the situation is critical.
If you are on a UOW campus call 4221 4900 for UOW Security and they will contact emergency services for you.
You can raise an alert through the free SafeZone app ( if you are on campus or in the vicinity of the University. UOW Security will respond and seek assistance from emergency services.

Last reviewed: 15 August, 2018